Brazilian military highly appreciate the Russian air defense complex "Pantsir-S1", but budgetary constraints do not allow to buy this vehicle. This was stated in interview RIA Novosti the Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Antonio Salgado.
"In terms of technological capacities, they (the military approx. "Of the tape.ru") very well respond about the Russian "Pantsir-S1". Unfortunately, a number of budget constraints does not allow us to carry out this transaction at this time", — said the Agency interlocutor.
The diplomat said that he knew nothing about the preparation of possible schemes for financing the supply of credit.
Talks on the possible supply of "Shells" in Brazil began in 2012. The Brazilian military was interested in this technique in the context of the future Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro for anti-terrorism air defense facilities to host events.
The amount of the potential contract was estimated at $ 500 million. However, financial difficulties still not allowed take the negotiations further Declaration of intent.
Anti-aircraft missile and gun complex "Carapace-C1" is created in the Tula instrument design Bureau. The first version was developed in the early 1990-ies by order of the Russian military, subsequently, the complex was completely redone in the execution of export order for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The complex is equipped with quick-firing 30-mm automatic guns and guided missiles, it is designed to work in the system of air defense facility near zone with a defence against low-flying stealth aircraft weapons (including cruise missiles). Currently, the "Shells" are in service in Russia, UAE, Syria, Iraq and Algeria.